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Labor Quotes and Sayings
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If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

 

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

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Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage,
or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb,
with great labor, and incessant anxiety,
but never reach the top.
- Robert Browning

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

I want to have children, but my friends scare me.
One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours.
I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.
- Rita Rudner

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe.
High-speed Internet connections and low-cost,
skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.
- Bob Taft

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cats know how to obtain food without labor,
shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
- W. L. George

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

Must all of them and their families be physically abolished?
Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted
in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses.
- Walter Duranty

Moreover, there is an unearned increment on capital and on labor,
due to the presence, around the capitalist and the laborer,
of a great, industrious, and prosperous society.
- William Graham Sumner

Certainly if we hope do enhance and extend whatever
natural assets we were given,
we must expect to make an effort, if not actually great labor.
- Dixie Carter

True Americanism recognizes the enormous gravity of
the social and labor problems which confront us.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Being a member of the labor force and a full-time parent
means trying to manage against overwhelming odds in an unresponsive society.
- Sheila B. Kamerman

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive
of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis
of all human labor and effort,
enterprise and new activity.
- William Howard Taft

The only distribution of wealth which is the product of labor,
which will be honest, will come through a more equal
distribution of the productive capacity of men.
- Leland Stanford

The seeming antagonism between capital and labor is
the result of deceptive appearance.
- Leland Stanford

So May 4th in the labor movement has always been an important date.
- William Kunstler

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted,
save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
- George Jean Nathan

Any one who believes that any great enterprise of an
industrial character can be started without labor must
have little experience of life.
- William Graham Sumner

The unproductive tillage of human cattle takes that
which of right belongs to free labor,
and which is necessary for the support and happiness of our own race.
- David Wilmot

There is no real wealth but the labor of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

If every American donated five hours a week,
it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.
- Whoopi Goldberg

Labor is the source of all wealth and all culture.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately,
you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
- Ulysses S. Grant

Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession -
a property entirely our own.
- Samuel Smiles

Without labor nothing prospers.
- Sophocles

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition,
but first to better himself.
- William Ellery Channing

We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.
- Thomas Browne

Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land,
or lending or the taxation of labor.
- John Ruskin

We have had actually a decline in government service overall,
but the growth is in high-tech areas,
specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments.
- Alexis Herman

I have been very interested in labor movement.
If I could have wished another life,
I would have loved to be a pioneer woman in the beginning of labor movement.
- Astrid Lindgren

Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead,
to no sect, race or nation.
- Samuel Gompers

If capital and labor ever do get together it's good
night for the rest of us.
- Kin Hubbard

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell,
unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy
Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
- Martin Luther

I will not be in the position of having management dictated to by labor.
- Charles M. Schwab

Learning without thought is labor lost;
thought without learning is perilous.
- Confucius

Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor.
- Georg Simmel

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but,
as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.
- Mary Ellen Chase

My parents had been involved in the labor movement;
if we'd grown up in the city,
we would have been red-diaper babies.
- Holly Near

Writing is manual labor of the mind:
a job,
like laying pipe.
- John Gregory Dunne

Where the whole man is involved there is no work.
Work begins with the division of labor.
- Marshall McLuhan

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one,
it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
- Aldous Huxley

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to
avoid the labor of thinking.
- Thomas A. Edison

Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor,
and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
- Francis Quarles

Only with the tools of production in their own hands
could the workers ever hope to control their own lives
and receive the fruits of their labor.
- Ella R. Bloor

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like,
lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more,
the more labor it sucks.
- Karl Marx

America must be the moral leader.
It is not enough to have power.
Power must be used to protect freedom and give all
people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.
- Jesse Helms

Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor,
can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.
There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
- Victor Hugo

All the time our union was progressing very nicely.
There were lectures to make us understand what trades
unionism is and our real position in the labor movement.
- Rose Schneiderman

A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational
and class inequality and conflict.
- Robert Shea

In appearance the labor system of all the colonies was the same.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The ingredients of health and long life,
are great temperance, open air, easy labor,
and little care.
- Philip Sidney

At this very moment I'm behind on a compilation that
Slave Labor is doing for Free Comic Book Day.
- Jhonen Vasquez

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor,
to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
The money is the gravy.
- Bette Davis

Workers have kept faith in American institutions.
Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been
when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied.
- John L. Lewis

I'm in this business because I despise honest labor.
- Marty Robbins

The most popular labor-saving device is still money.
- Phyllis George

A garden requires patient labor and attention.
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions.
They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price
set upon everything which is valuable.
- Samuel Smiles

The lash may force men to physical labor,
it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
- Sholem Asch


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